Judge Denies Boeing Discovery In ERISA Class Cert. Fight

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge dealt Boeing Co. a blow on Thursday in the discovery battle over class certification for employees accusing the company of charging unreasonable fees for its retirement plan, rejecting its bid for information about expert witnesses.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson denied Boeing's request for reports and deposition transcripts the plaintiffs had compiled about two potential witnesses, both of whom have weighed in on similar class actions alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

He said Boeing missed its chance...
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